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10 June, 2024  // In Jan-May 2024, according to the Ministry of Finance, the deficit of the federal budget of Russia amounted to 983 B rubles ($11 B, 0.5% of GDP). In Jan-May 2023, it was 3 T (1.8%). Revenues - 14.289 T (+45.5%), expenses - 15.272 T (+18.9%). Non-oil and gas revenues - 9.338 T (+34%), oil and gas revenues - 4.951 T (+73.5%).

31 May, 2024  // In 2023, according to the Federal Tax Service of Russia, about 196 thousand citizens (0.3% of all taxpayers) had an annual income above 10M rubles (111K USD), 364 thousand (0.5%) - 5-10M rubles (55-111K USD), 11.2 million people (17.1%) - 1-5M rubles (11-55K USD), 53.6 million people (82.1%) - less than 1M rubles (11K USD).

6 May, 2024  // According to Kpler, Europe remains the main export destination of Russian liquefied natural gas: in April 2024 - 46% (1.31M tons), Asia - 34% (1M tons), the remaining 20% (0.57M tons) - "unknown destinations". In Q1 2024, exports amounted to 11.53M tons (+3.1%). Exports to Europe were down 15% in April compared to March, but shipments to "unknown destinations" were up nearly 18%.

30 March, 2024  // In 2022, migrants committed 40,150 (2%) crimes in Russia (7,680 in Moscow, 5,520 in Moscow Oblast). More than 85% were committed by citizens of the former USSR countries. In Jan-Nov 2023 - 36,600 crimes. Crimes are committed mainly against other migrants and are most often of a domestic nature, sometimes on religious grounds or, for example, just a fight in the market.

11 March, 2024  // In 2023, according to the IT company Platforma, the number of VPN users in Russia increased by 37% compared to 2022 and 2.5 times compared to 2021. The largest share of VPN users is in Moscow (11%), Krasnodar and Krasnodar Krai (9%), St. Petersburg (8%), Rostov-on-Don and Rostov Oblast (5%), Perm and Perm Krai (5%). The main age of VPN users is 35-44 years old (63%).

14 February, 2024  // In 2023, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the volume of non-resource non-energy exports from Russia (mainly metallurgy, chemical industry and mechanical engineering) decreased by 23% and amounted to $146.3 billion ($190.4b in 2022, $194.2b in 2021). Total exports from Russia amounted to $425.1b (-28.3%), imports - $285.1 billion (+11.7%).

26 January, 2024  // According to Rosstat, the permanent population of Russia as of January 1, 2024 amounted to 146.204 million (decreased by 243.8 thousand). In 2022, it decreased by 532.6 thousand people. The regions with the largest decrease: Kemerovo (20.2 thousand), Nizhny Novgorod (20), Saratov (19), Sverdlovsk (16). The largest increase: Moscow Oblast (59.2 thousand), Moscow (50.5) and Tyumen Oblast (41.8).

13 January, 2024  // According to Rosstat, consumer prices in Russia increased by 7.42% in 2023: fruits and vegetables - 24.19%, food products - by 8.16%, non-food products - 5.96%, services - 8.33%. In particular: chicken eggs - 61.35%, meat and poultry - 16.2%, sugar - 10.8%, fish - 9.2%, medicines - 7.9%, tobacco products - 7%, gasoline - 7.2%, foreign trips - 24.8%.

5 January, 2024  // In 2023, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, 1,319,351 new vehicles were sold in Russia (+60% compared to 2022), about half are domestically produced. Sales of new passenger cars increased by 62% (1.056M), light commercial vehicles - +35% (105K), trucks - +74% (140.2K), buses +19% (17.8K), new electric vehicles - +290% (14,869).

24 December, 2023  // As of the end of 2023, Russia lacks about 4.8 million workers, according to a study by Nikolai Akhapkin, a researcher at the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. In recent months, the unemployment rate in Russia is at a historical low since the early 1990s. In October 2023, it was 2.9%. In January 2022, for comparison, it was 4.4%.

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